Coast Guard warns boaters of Ithaca Yacht Club dock project

The ninth district of the United States Coast Guard has issued a “notice to mariners” to make boaters aware of Ithaca Yacht Club’s project to remove and replace floating docks this spring.

The Ithaca Yacht Club. File photo provided.

Beginning this week and slated to last until the end of May, the Ithaca Yacht Club’s project entails removing about 450 feet of floating docks and an eight-section 260-foot breakwater, and installing about 500 feet of new floating docks and a 150-foot double-line floating breakwater.

According to the Coast Guard, which has an auxiliary unit on Cayuga Lake because of its connection to the St. Lawrence Seaway, “numerous floating dock elements will be in the lake from a point just south of Glenwood Point to a point adjacent to the southern end of the permitted Ithaca Yacht Club mooring field, and extending from the west shore out 300′ to the east. There will be 51 anchor lines attached to floats within the construction area during the early stage of construction, and large floating dock sections thereafter, as the complete structure is built and moved into place.”

The USCG notice warns boaters and fishermen to “avoid these areas during the construction period.”

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